Life of St Columba
Penguin UK, 23 февр. 1995 г. - Всего страниц: 432
Founding father of the famous monastery on the island of Iona, a site of pilgrimage ever since his death in 597, St Columba was born into one of the ruling families in Ireland at a time of immense expansion for the Irish Church. This account of his life, written by Adomnán - the ninth abbot of Iona, and a distant relative of St Columba - describes his travels from Ireland to Scotland and his mission in the cause of Celtic Christianity there. Written 100 years after St Columba's death, it draws on written and oral traditions to depict a wise abbot among his monks, who like Christ was capable of turning water into wine, controlling sea-storms and raising the dead. An engaging account of one of the central figures in the 'Age of Saints', this is a major work of early Irish and Scottish history.
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LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - Michael.Xolotl - LibraryThing
Where is the real Columba beneath the avalanche of prophecy, miracles, visions, and horns of light? I hope he's best glimpsed in the passage where he protects a heron, a pilgrim, like Columba himself and all of us, from across the sea. Читать весь отзыв
LibraryThing ReviewПользовательский отзыв - gwernin - LibraryThing
Running to 432 pages, including 10 pages of maps and geneological tables, an introduction (100 pages), the translated Life (134 pages), scholarly footnotes (144 pages), bibliography and index, this is ... Читать весь отзыв